( CNN) Sometime after the tin slump of the 1980 s, Ipoh deserved a honour for has become a retirement destination, or just a pit stop on the way to Penang.

“Before, there wasn’t one locate where people gleaned, ” articulates Julie Song of Burps& Giggles, a cafe that’s contributed to the city’s new front.

“Now, everyone who comes acquires Old Town their first stop.”